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Republican U.S. Sen. Susan Collins of Maine is cautioning Mainers not to get their new stimulus payments confused with junk credit card offers that come in the mail.

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Our panelists discuss the latest national news, including what’s happening with a new stimulus package, President Trump's executive orders, how the nation is addressing the pandemic, speculation over Joe Biden's pick for vice president, the dynamics of the November election and more. 

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House members return to Washington this week to vote on the economic stimulus bill that was just passed in the Senate.

U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree has joined with 86 other House members in sponsoring legislation that she says is aimed at correcting a mistake in the economic stimulus package signed into law last week.

Congressman Jared Golden: Federal Response to COVID-19

Mar 31, 2020

This is the first segment of a two-hour Maine Calling, as part of our ongoing coverage of how the COVID-19 crisis is affecting the people of Maine. For the second segment, click here.

Rep. Jared Golden represents Maine's 2nd Congressional District. He serves on the Small Business Committee and the Armed Services Committee.

Golden joins Maine Calling to discuss the federal stimulus package and its impact on Mainers, as well as other work that's being done to help those in need due to the coronavirus pandemic.

This is the first segment of an extended two-hour Maine Calling, as we continue to cover the pressing issues brought on by the COVID-19 emergency. For the second segment, click here.

The federal aid package for American affected by the coronavirus crisis, now signed by President Trump, is the largest aid package in the nation's history. We learn about the specifics of the stimulus bill and how Mainers can get the help they need during this time of need.

This is the first segment of Thursday's 2-hour Maine Calling extended show. For the second segment, click here.

A federal stimulus package will help Americans who have been devastated by repercussions of the COVID-19 pandemic. We'll learn what aid is likely to help Mainers, many of whom have lost their jobs or their businesses recently due to the public health crisis.

This program has been edited for rebroadcast.